The analysis discovered that as of December 2020, the variety of Korean college students learning overseas was 171,343. By comparability this quantity was 293,157, recorded on the finish of 2018.
“The variety of South Koreans learning overseas in 2020 decreased by round 41% in comparison with 2018”
South Korea’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs reviews the standing of Koreans as of the top of the earlier yr by diplomatic missions overseas each odd-numbered yr.
The numbers are calculated utilizing official statistics such because the inhabitants census, immigration information, direct surveys by diplomatic missions, abroad nationwide registers, and information from compatriots’ organisations.
South Korea is a crucial worldwide pupil supply market, with hundreds of scholars leaving the nation to review overseas every year.
Knowledge from Open Doorways, confirmed that there have been 39,491 college students from South Korea learning within the US within the 2020/21 tutorial yr.
This was down 20.7% in contrast with the 2019/20 tutorial yr the place there have been 49,809 learning within the nation.
South Korea has additionally been famous as a possible supply for college students for the UK by Universities UK Worldwide.
A report final yr argued that the UK wants to cut back monetary boundaries for worldwide college students by creating extra numerous and revolutionary funding alternatives, whereas additionally supporting the development of English language skill. The report stated that South Korea could be a key marketplace for the UK to develop its place.
UUKi stated that consciousness of the UK as a examine vacation spot is low in South Korea and that the UK’s Worldwide Schooling champion Steve Smith and UK authorities ought to lead “promotional delegations which have media and student-facing actions on the coronary heart, together with promotion of the Graduate route”.
The numbers of worldwide college students from South Korea within the UK truly elevated barely in 2020, in response to information from HESA – going from 5,630 in 2018/19 to five,780 in 2019/20.